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Shell Trains EA Community Youths

A group of 12 youths from the EA Field neighbouring communities graduated today from a technical training programme sponsored by Shell. The programme is part of the company’s sustainable community development initiatives and involved a four-week training in scaffolding operations.

The youths passed out at a graduation ceremony held in Lagos today (Friday October 19, 2007), at the Naval Dockyard, Victoria Island.

According to the EA Field and Offshore Gas Gathering Project Asset Manager, Chidi Izuwah, the youths were engaged in a series of courses and practical training sessions by Dorman Long, an indigenous engineering and fabrication company, which facilitated the programme on Shell’s behalf. He expressed satisfaction with the level of proficiency acquired by the graduands, adding that they were qualified to work anywhere in the world.

“Today’s graduation is another clear demonstration of Shell’s commitment towards positively impacting and empowering our communities, especially the youths. The objective of this and other initiatives is to successfully build capacity, particularly in the technical fields, for participation in the international oil and gas business.” 


Izuwah noted that the British Government through the British Council has indicated its intention to assist the initiative, and is considering facilitating City and Guild support to the training programme.

The EA Field is a Shell oil and gas production asset located in shallow water, about 15 kilometres offshore Nigeria. Production commenced in December 2002 from the facility’s Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) facility, the Sea Eagle.